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Sep 16, 2009, 9:16 AM
Post #11 of 15
On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 11:04 AM, Eric Sharkey <eric [at] lisaneric> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 10:45 AM, Brian Wood <beww [at] beww> wrote:
> > I would describe this as a triumph of engineering over common sense. The
> > has no video hardware, you have tro display on a different machine.
> I think the idea is that this is a backend only, not a frontend.
> The slug should be more than powerful enough to open a network port
> and receive a recording from an HDHR tuner or something like that.
I think you are over-estimating the resources on the NSLU2. For one,
although it's processor is spec'd at 266MHz, it's under-clocked at 1/2 that
speed - 133MHz. (There's a hack to 'fix' that, which I've done, but many
may be afraid to do such a hack.) Then there's memory - only 32MB, etc.
Memory is pretty full already.
You'd have a better chance of running a backend successfully on an iPhone.
I haven't had my NSLU2 running for a couple of years now. I should start
using it again, or put it up on fleabay assuming it still works alright. ;-)